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China's sun-powered car could be the future — or vaporware

The sun-powered concepts are called Solar R, Solar O, Solar A, and Solar L, respectively. All four models are fitted with anywhere from 38 to 81 square feet of thin-film solar panels that boast an energy conversion rate of 31.6 percent, a record according to the United States' National Renewable …

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All 4 Games recruits talent from Sony, Outplay

Channel 4's new All 4 Games label has filled out its small, specialist team with talent from Sony and Outplay Entertainment.<p>All 4 Games was first …

New Taipei Art Museum Design Proposal by James Law Cybertecture

James Law Cybertecture has shared us their design proposal for <b>New Taipei Art Museum</b>. This museum is an urban building or space for the expression and …

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30% of Vietnamese to shop online by 2020

At a meeting on September 18 to launch Vietnam’s e-commerce policy, Mr. Tran Huu Linh, Director General of the Vietnam E-commerce and Information …

MIA Design Studio creates homes with rooftop pools for Vietnamese beach resort

MIA Design Studio has completed another project at the Naman Retreat in Vietnam: a series of holiday villas featuring rooftop pools that surround …

MPIC enters Vietnam’s infrastructure space

INFRASTRUCTURE holding firm Metro Pacific Investments Corp. has completed a deal to acquire 45 percent of Ho Chi Minh city-based infrastructure …

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Look out for this Vietnamese startup at Tech in Asia Jakarta

The Tech in Asia Tour: Road to Jakarta arrived at its third pit stop, Ho Chi Minh City, to search for the best startup to showcase at our Jakarta …

Novartis launches chronic disease program for poor countries

ZURICH (Reuters) - Drugmaker Novartis AG has begun a program in Kenya, Ethiopia and Vietnam to supply 15 low-cost medicines to fight chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis is seen at its headquarters in Basel, October 22, 2013. REUTERS/Arnd …

Vietnam On the Rise Among Tourists, A Look at the Southeast Asian Country

Back in August at Virtuoso Travel Week Conference in Las Vegas, we learned about the “Hot 10,” countries which have seen the biggest jump in …

5 gems in Taipei recommended by locals

With a country as big as Taiwan, what secret spots are we missing out on? We suss out the lesser-known Taipei hotspots that locals love<p>Drop the words …

Madonna announces new dates in the US & Asia, including Japan, Taipei and Hong Kong.

on September 15, 2015 at 7:51 am<p>We said it yesterday, now Madonna.com has just announced 12 new shows in US and Asia.<p>The new dates added to <b>Rebel</b> …

This foreigner took Taipei residents on a tour of Wanhua, they came back inspired

Why urban renewal should never be allowed to destroy Taipei’s traditions Taipei, like so much of Taiwan, is constantly changing. Urban renewal and …

The American Dream Is Alive and Well in Taipei

Asian America<p>TAIPEI - Is the American Dream the United States' latest export?<p>The pursuit of upward mobility and better opportunity propelled millions of immigrants to cross continents and oceans. But for many second and third generation American kids, the smooth trajectory of "the dream" was …

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Taipei has world's highest exposure to threats: survey | Economics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Taipei's economic output has the highest exposure to manmade and natural threats in the world, with US$181.2 billion of the …

CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower / Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners has unveiled plans for a 127-meter-tall tower in Taipei. Already under construction, the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi …

O.C.’s Saigon? Nothing little about it

Given that it hasn’t existed as an official city in nearly four decades, Saigon remains a powerful idea.<p>Consider:<p>In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, …

FOOTPRINTS - Project details: Women's small business enterprises, Vietnam, Viet Nam

Project Background<p>Communities in rural Vietnam rely on their crops to feed their families and to an earn income. Changing weather patterns and …

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Asia's Best Refuge From China Crash Is Just Next Door in Taiwan

The best refuge from the Asian emerging market crash triggered by China’s slowdown is right next door in Taiwan.<p>Global funds boosted holdings of the …

Japanese man helps lost Taiwanese tourists, thanks them instead, warms the hearts of netizens

Many of us may have experienced getting lost in a foreign land and needing assistance from a local person. In most cases, we thank the kind soul who …

POW! WOW! Takes On Asia With Japan and Taiwan Dates

The Hawaiian-based art festival takes on Japan and Taiwan.<p>POW! WOW! is taking on Asia with new dates in Japan and Taiwan. The contemporary art …

New Vietnam Property Law Slow to Take Off

When Vietnamese sell houses, the machine they bring along for transactions is used to count money, not swipe credit cards. Property expert Marc …

New exhibit combines art and history to tell Vietnamese stories

SANTA ANA – A suitcase from Vietnam. Black-and-white photos of life in a refugee camp. A video panning the buildings along Bolsa Avenue in 1980s …

The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – in pictures

Curved lightwell cuts through 3.5-metre-wide Vietnam townhouse by Kientruc O

Curving balconies featuring tropical planting wrap a lightwell in the core of this narrow home in Ho Chi Minh City that is just 3.5 metres …

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